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Executive, Visuospatial, and Memory Impairments in Patients Participating in Rehabilitation for Hip Fracture: Prevalence and Relationships With Outcomes

Published:September 23, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2022.09.013
      Rates of cognitive impairments are high among patients with hip fracture (40%),
      • Resnick B
      • Beaupre L
      • McGilton KS
      • et al.
      Rehabilitation interventions for older individuals with cognitive impairment post-hip fracture: a systematic review.
      and even higher in rehabilitation settings.
      • Carrillo CB
      • Barr C
      • George S
      Cognitive status and outcomes of older people in orthopedic rehabilitation? A retrospective-cohort study.
      Memory, visuospatial and executive impairments are associated with fall risk in older adults
      • Martin K
      • Thomson R
      • Blizzard L
      • et al.
      Visuospatial ability and memory are associated with falls risk in older people: a population-based study.
      ,
      • Fallaci IV
      • Fabricio DM
      • Alexandre TDS
      • et al.
      Association between falls and cognitive performance among community-dwelling older people: a cross-sectional study.
      which may lead to a higher prevalence of these impairments among patients recovering from hip fracture. The prevalence of specific areas of cognitive impairment is not well established in rehabilitation settings.
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